Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung receives Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Pereric Hogberg (Photo: Hanoimoi.com.vn)
 
Hano​i (VNA) – A delegation of big businesses from Sweden will visit Hanoi in May to seek to help promote sustainable public transport in the capital city, according to Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam Pereric Hogberg.

The ambassador met Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung on March 22, informing him of the visit and seeking the municipal authorities’ assistance to the delegation.

He noted that Swedish businesses have been increasingly interested in the investment environment in Hanoi and will share their experience contributing to the city’s sustainable transport plan.

Chairman Chung thanked the diplomat for bridging businesses of the two countries, affirming his support and saying he will work with the Embassy of Sweden in Vietnam to realize plans, programmes and seminars on public transport as the city is heading to become a smart city with sustainable growth and being adaptive to climate change.

At present, Hanoi is reforming its public transport, looking to use high-quality buses imported from Europe, especially from the Volvo group from Sweden, with a view to turning people’ interest in using public transport means.

As the two countries are looking toward the celebration of the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic ties in 2019, Ambassador Pereric Hogberg expressed his hopes that more celebrative activities will be held in Hanoi, like cultural events at the Hoan Kiem (Returned Sword) lake in the heart of the city.

Chairman Chung said he supports and will provide assistance for the organization of the activities.-VNA